Magagnoli, Maria Ginevra
- Franco Piperno
(b Bologna, fl 1740–52). Italian soprano . She first appeared at Alessandria in 1740 (in Buini’s Il savio delirante) with established buffo singers including Anna Maria Querzoli and in the same year began to collaborate with Domenico Cricchi in performing comic intermezzos (e.g. Pergolesi’s La serva padrona and Amor fa l’uomo cieco). After singing in Latilla’s La finta cameriera in Venice and Livorno in Francesco Baglioni’s company, she joined that of Pietro Mingotti (1743–5) and sang in Hamburg, Leipzig and Prague. In autumn 1745 she was again in Italy performing intermezzos with Cricchi and also comic operas, including Giuseppe Scarlatti’s Il giocatore. Müller’s reference to her presence in Copenhagen in 1748 is due to a misinterpretation of programmes printed in Copenhagen in that year.E. H. Müller: Angelo und Pietro Mingotti (Dresden, 1917) F. Piperno: ‘Gli interpreti buffi di Pergolesi’, Studi pergolesiani, 1 (1986), 166–78...